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    Not all-sentient

    Hello,

    Can anybody explain me in what context the phrase not all-sentient is used here?

    A sentence of Haller had rooted itself in his mind; he repeated, insisted upon it; and as opium was the elixir of long-drawn life, so death itself, he said, was that opium, whose more potent nepenthe lullabied the body to a peace not all-insentient, far within the gates of the gardens of dream.

    Vaila, M.P.Shiel, 1896

    Thank you

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    Re: Not all-sentient

    Is it all-sentient or all-insentient you are aking about?

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    Re: Not all-sentient

    Sorry, my fault. It is all-insentient.

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    Re: Not all-sentient

    I would take it to mean not entirely insentient.

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